Plug Your Ride Tesla Podcast

Episode 9 - Is That A Six?

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Would you sacrifice your Tesla to save an incapacitated driver? A good samaritan did and Elon is paying for his repairs. 
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The Fremont factory is tooling up to start making the Model 3!
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Don't count on getting a 100kWh battery on that Model 3 though... 

@jovanik21 @Veidit No, will be lower. Wheelbase can't fit 100.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2017

Tesla is shouldering some blame for a flaming Tesla crash of a drunk driver. The victim's father has criticized the car for being "too fast" and being unsafe due to the batteries catching fire. 
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New Tesla app in beta that offers a LOT of information. I have signed up... will update you when I hear from them. 
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Tesla is now ONE BILLION DOLLARS in on the Gigafactory! Tesla started making cells in the factory early this year and say, when complete, it will be the biggest building in the world. 
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Episode 8 - My Adidas?

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The Tesla smartphone app has been updated and 3.0 is out now. Mainly cosmetic updates but it is pretty! Get it on your app store now!

If you're holding out for a P110D you'll be waiting a long time according to Elon Musk. 

@Veidit No plans to take X, S (or 3) above 100 kWh. Semi necessarily and pickup truck maybe will go above.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2017

Last week we told you about Tesla changing the Model 3 logo from three horizontal lines to the numeral 3. Now we may know why. Adidas has filed a challenge to Tesla's trademark for the logo. What do YOU think? 
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A Tesla worker is lobbying to make the Fremont factory a union shop. Claiming mandatory overtime and preventable injuries the worker has reached out to the UAW. Silicon Valley is pretty "union neutral" while most auto manufacturers are union shops. 
Read more on Vice

You can now see how many stalls are open at the Supercharger right on the map in your dash! 
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Be careful loading your kids into the rear-facing seats in your Model S! Police in the Santa Clarita Valley town of Newhall received a call on Feb. 4 that someone was loading a child into the "trunk" of a Tesla, possibly to kidnap them. After holding the driver at gunpoint the officer got an education on Teslas. 
Read more on SFGate

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Looking for accessories for your Tesla? Lighting upgrades, coat hooks, floor mats, audio system upgrades, wheels… even a glowing T emblem for $289. You can find them all at EV Annex. I ordered the lighting upgrade package but I really want that glowing logo! 
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Episode 7 - Tesla Inc

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Tesla Motors, Inc. has become Tesla, Inc. This will cover Solar City, Powerwall batteries, solar roof tiles and any other future tech Elon's company gets involved with.
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New logo quietly debuts for Model 3.

This one won't work for spelling S-E-X with the models. 

 

 

Tesla introduced new maintenance plans this week. The price goes up, but it includes more services. They'll now check and replace your key fob batteries, windshield wiper blades and do any necessary preventive maintenance.
Read more on Electrek

The long-awaited 8.1 software update is yet again delayed. WILL WE EVER GET A DECENT BROWSER??? Sorry, didn't mean to yell. But, seriously, IT'S USELESS!
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